Suburban Healthcare Associates
Medical Weight Loss
Losing weight is a goal of hundreds of millions of people, yet the rate of success is a fraction of that number. So the question is: why do so many people fail to lose weight? The answer lies in many factors, such as falling back into their previous diet and activities, losing hope along the way, and not understanding how their body works. All of these things can be avoided when under the supervision of a medical weight loss specialist.
Which doctors specialize in weight loss?
Obesity medicine concentrates on the comprehensive medical treatment and procedures to combat excess weight and obesity and its associated comorbidities. It is a broad approach toward weight loss that includes lifestyle changes, dietary changes, nutrition education, behavioral counseling and physical activity, rather than fads or unproven diets. In addition, some bariatric patients are advised to use prescription medications, such as appetite suppressants, in order to aid their weight loss efforts.
As a weight loss specialist, a bariatrician uses an extensive treatment approach devoted to combating obesity in overweight or obese patients. Many patients who have in the past struggled to lose weight on their own find that they are successful in losing weight when guided by a bariatrician through a medical weight loss program.
How can a doctor help me lose weight?
A weight loss doctor can address an overweight or obese patients’ specific needs. An obesity medicine specialist has specialized training and can offer care that a general physician cannot even though all doctors have training in nutrition and weight loss. The doctor can help a person finally lose weight and keep the weight off by offering personalized programs. Weight loss specialists offer medically supervised weight loss programs to help patients be their healthiest selves.
The treatment and methods used will depend on your preferences, current level of health, and many other factors which will be discussed with your weight loss specialist. Tools that can be used to help you achieve your weight loss goals can include nutritional counseling, exercise programs, and, if appropriate, appetite suppressants or other medications.
Your current level of health, your physical history, and lab work typically dictate the treatment that you will start with. Your thyroid function and other factors that can cause weight gain will be assessed. A program that fits your specific circumstances will be crafted. A maintenance program will be crafted with your weight loss specialist in order to support the permanent lifestyle changes necessary to keep off the weight.
Is medical weight loss safe?
We’ve all encountered people who don’t seem to struggle when it comes to losing weight and keeping it off. You may have caught yourself wondering what their secret is, or what it would be like to have their metabolism instead of your own.
While it’s not possible to trade metabolic rates with anyone, there is hope for those who struggle to lose or maintain a healthy weight. Try not to compare yourself to others when your goal is losing weight.
There are many factors that can determine the ease with which one person loses weight when compared to another. For instance, not everyone has the same physiological makeup, so comparing your progress to others is not always an accurate measure of progress.
Do you sometimes feel like you give more effort and see only a fraction of the results compared to other patrons at your gym? It can be rather frustrating at times.
With that in mind, medical weight loss may be able to help you achieve your goals much more safely and effectively. Our medical weight loss clinic offers safe and effective treatments to help you lose weight.
If you or someone you know is trying to lose weight but hasn’t seen much success, come to Suburban Health today! Our team of weight loss specialists are able to help you lose weight in ways you’d only imagine! To talk with an expert, contact our office today. Visit us online or give us a call to schedule an appointment at our clinic.